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Title Plain facts: being an examination into the rights of the Indian nations of America, to their respective countries…
Author Wharton, Samuel (1732-1800)
Document Type Printed Book
Names Franklin, Benjamin; Penn, John; France, King of; England, King of; Johnson, Sir, William; Benezet, Anthony; Paine, Thomas
Places Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, United States; England; France
Keywords Six Nations, legislation, legislature, territory, religion, Christianity, land claim, land cession, government, politics, Indiana Grant, Walpole Grant
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Southeast, Great Plains, Northeast
Publisher R. Aitken
Place of Publication Philadelphia
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FULL TITLE: Plain facts: being an examination into the rights of the Indian nations of America, to their respective countries; and a vindication of the grant, from the Six united nations of Indians, to the proprietors of Indiana, against the decision of the legislature of Virginia: together with authentic documents, proving that the territory, westward of the Allegany mountain, never belonged to Virginia, &c.

This pamphlet, which has been variously attributed to Anthony Benezet, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine, was prepared by Samuel Wharton, as is attested by P.E. Du Simitière in his note-books preserved in the Library of Congress. It relates to a large tract of land within the limits of the present state of West Virginia, granted by the Indians in 1768 to certain traders, including Wharton, and called by them "Indiana." The present pamphlet is an enlargement of one published by Wharton in 1776, under title: View of the title to Indiana. cf. Boston athenæum, Catalogue of the Washington collection, 1897, p. 223-224.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer 244.4 .W55 1781a
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue